Graduate Project Officer (Delivery, Communications & Political Governance)

Graduate Project Officer (Delivery, Communications & Political Governance)

Salary: £16,781 – £17,772 per annum

Location: City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester  LE1 1FZ

Full Time (37 hrs/wk), Fixed Term for 12 months – Graduate Opportunity

As part of the City Council’s drive to provide graduates with more opportunities to experience work and develop career paths we are pleased to offer an exciting and challenging Graduate Project Officer role.

This is a varied role, one that will see you providing support across the Delivery, Communications and Political Governance division on a variety of projects and activities. This includes work to develop the Armed Forces Covenant; to review, propose and introduce new ways of working to improve services provided to Councillors; to assist with the Council’s commitment to develop and implement our own Play Sufficiency assessment; and to support Councillors in relation to their I.T and training needs.

You will support various aspects of work across the division, including research and information gathering projects. You will help to co-ordinate and track delivery of key projects and packages of work that are a priority. This opportunity will provide you with experience of working in a political environment covering a wide range of different areas of local authority activity.

Requirements of the post include:

-Must have graduated in the last 18 months with a 2:2 degree or above, preferably in a relevant subject (e.g. Social/Public Policy, Corporate Governance, Politics, ICT, Business Administration or similar subject);

-Demonstrate an interest in working in the public sector and within a political environment;

-Experience of and ability to produce professional written reports and presentations;

-Proficient in standard Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

-Excellent communication skills, professional attitude and interpersonal skills sufficient to deal effectively with customers / work colleagues / senior management;

-Demonstrate enthusiasm, willingness to learn, self-motivation, an analytical approach, accuracy and an eye for detail in the work that is produced;

-Show an understanding of how I.T can drive new ways of working;

-Able to use own initiative and work both alone and as part of a team;

-Able to manage time effectively and meet tight deadlines.


For an informal discussion please contact John Thorpe on 0116 454 6351.

Required to start as soon as possible.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 11 December 2017

Test/Interview Date: To be held in the New Year

Post Number: R5645/1117KP

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